Our Team

Executive Staff

Niketa Sheth

Executive Director

Yasmeen Hamza

Director, Community Programs

Carolyn Antonio

Director, Development


Financial Management Team

Alena Victor

Director, Residential Programs

Su Young Jung

Associate Director, Community Programs

Shan Huang

Associate Director, Residential Programs

Alexandra Hain

Human Resources Officer

Aya Tasaki

Manager, Advocacy and Policy

Sasha-Ann Frazer

Manager, Brooklyn Community Office

Reema Sharma

Manager, Community Education and Outreach

Rahnum Tasnuva

Manager, Helpline

To Be Announced

Manager, Later in Life Program

To Be Announced

Manager, Legal Program

Kaori Nagao

Manager, Manhattan Community Office

Mary Caparas

Manager, Project Free

Zhong Zhuang

Manager, Queens Community Office

Yu Wu Cao

Manager, Residential Programs

Taykina Chowdhury

Manager, Residential Programs

Chia-I Lin

Manager, STAR Children & Youth Program

Board of Directors

Karen Elizaga


Executive Coach, Forward Options, LLC and Author, Find Your Sweet Spot

Narges M. Kakalia

Vice Chair

Partner, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, PC

Mika Tsugiyama Bouvard


Former Case Writer, Columbia University, Columbia Business School

Zal Dabhoiwala


IT Auditor, Banco do Brasil

Yogesh Bahl

Board Member

Managing Director, AlixPartners

Deborah Chan

Board Member

Attorney, Law Office of Deborah Chan, PC

Jenifer Garvey

Board Member

Ankur Keswani

Ex-Officio Board Member

Senior Managing Director, Serengeti Asset Management

Hoon-Jung Kim

Ex-Officio Board Member

Corporate Counsel, Google Inc.

Teena H. Lee

Board Member

Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Privacy at News Corp

Joanna Martin

Board Member

Kiehl's Worldwide

Janet Akie Masamitsu

Board Member

Owner/Metalsmith, Janet Sterling Silver Design

Alexander Ong

Board Member

Technology Consultant

Nina Pineda

Board Member

Consumer Reporter, WABC-TV

Anika Rahman

Board Member

Chief Board Relations Officer, Natural Resources Defense Council

Cassidy Sehgal-Kolbet

Board Member

Vice President, Digital and Advertising Law, L'Oreal USA

Kyoko Waseda-Hida

Board Member

Director of Intelligence Operations, 514th Air Mobility Wing, USAF

Jarret Yoshida

Board Member

Interior Designer, Jarret Yoshida, Inc.

Young Professionals Board

Joanna Chen

YPB Member

Director of Sales, uCloudlink

Maki Ebihara

YPB Member

Chief Technology Officer, Womp3D

Ravirag Gulrajani

YPB Member

Senior Engineering Manager, Tremor Video Inc.

Erica Lim

YPB Member

Program Manager, the Arcus Foundation

Shireen Saxena

YPB Member

Healthcare Consultant, KPMG

Caroline Shin

YPB Member

Journalist and Creator, Cooking with Granny

Cynthia Weaver

YPB Member

Senior Attorney, Manhattan Legal Services (MLS), LGBTQ/HIV Law Unit

Catherine Yan

YPB Member

Program Director, Time Inc

Jessica Yang

YPB Member

Investment Associate, WCAS

Sara Yoon

YPB Member

Founder/CEO, Pop Up Nation

Facebook Instagram Pinterest Snapchat Twitter